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Communication Studies: Books

This subject guide is a starting point for communication-related research, including mass media, speech communication, and more.

Using UW Libraries Search to Find Books

 

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  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: obama rhetoric. On the results screen use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any articles that were found.

  • By Title - search for a specific book by title. Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "Castells and the media".  if you don't see the book on your list of results then use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any book reviews that were found.
     
  • By Author - search for books written by a specific author. Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "foot kirsten"On the results screen use the "Resource Type" options on the left toolbar to limit your results to books. This will eliminate any book reviews and articles that were found.

Note the library name and call number -- you need this information to locate the book.

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Books in the UW Libraries

The UW Libraries arranges books by Library of Congress call numbers. Communication is covered in many academic disciplines (e.g., geography, history, medicine, political science, psychology, and sociology).  You will find books related to communication topics throughout the UW Libraries.    

Need a book?

If you would like to suggest that the library purchase a communication-related book, please email Jessica.  Provide as much of the following information as possible: author, title, publisher, year, or link to web page about the book.